The Second Great Appeasement – Iran
If history has shown us anything, it is that appeasement of a regime bent on war and destruction of a race of people, only empowers the regime to grow bolder. Iran feeling empowered is now boldly looking for an extension of the original agreement, all the while giving up nothing that eventually could not be restarted and excelled at to their final goal. The actions of the international community is paramount to letting the bank robber keep his gun and disguises as long as he says he will not do it again, but free to start up again untill caught.
As the international community ponders an extension of the 6-month deal, it has voluntarily removed its own teeth and is merely massaging Iran with its gums. Iran sees no teeth to the bite, so fears nothing. Having tasted the lifting of sanctions and the benefits that they are now achieving/enjoying, makes now the time for the international community to remind Iran, that anything short of a total elimination of all potential weapons grade material, or soon to be material, is the only acceptable condition for an extension. If Iran is sincere and wants to be welcomed back into the international community it must first rid itself of potential nuclear weapons grade material, and then denounce its threat to eliminate Israel from the face of the earth.
The international community took the first step, by agreeing to the primary agreement, now Iran needs to step forward and make its first step for an extension. To do otherwise is to watch the world fall into another case of appeasement, and we all know how that last one turned out.